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#1 Wishingandhoping8888

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 12:05 PM



Has anyone with advanced endometriosis (ie: chocolate cyst) ever try MACA as a supplement. As well, has anyone tried the NAC supplement. Can you take both at the same time? Are there any limitations of taking these supplements (ie: side effects?) and can they be taken with TCM during an IVF session?



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 02:01 PM

I've been told to take NAC and there is a post on these boards from a member who had success with that. I can't speak to Maca though. :-)
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#3 Highest hopes

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 11:57 PM

I didn't know that MACA helps endometriosis.
Are there studies that show it can help?
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#4 HaileyVictoria

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:19 AM

Nac got rid of my endometrioma. :) I have been taking it for over a year now and I don't even get endo pains. I just went for a sono and everything is clear. Nac works like a charm! :)

March/11 - Diagnosed with stage IV Endometriosis

July/13: IVF cancelled -overstimulated (60 follicles on one ovary :S

October/13: IVF Cycle #1.1 - Starting in October with a new protocol - Superfact (.1) & Gonal F (187.5)

October 26/13 - 20 eggs retrieved - 7 fertilized

All 7 embryos growing strong! Grade 2 - and all between 6-8 cell!

They are all still grade 2 - and all on schedule!

October 31/13 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Transferred 2 beautiful embabies (3AA & 3AB) 2 snow babies (3BB & Morula)smile.png

November 8/13: Very sad news th_abfn.gifsad.png

Taking a nice looooong break - I need this more than ever! smile.png

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Beta - July 31/14th_abfp.gifIn comeplete shock! Beta 67

Beta - August 5/14 Beta: 395 - Doubling every 48hryahoo.gif

Beta - August 11/14: Beta: 15 sad.png Miscarriage at 6 weeks. Devastated8388.gif

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9 Eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized

Day 3: everything looking great - all 8 cell. Two embryos are grade 1, three are grade 2

Day 5: Transferred 1 excellent embryo (4BB) Day 6 I had 1 more to freeze (5BB)HPT: 7dpt & 10dptth_abfp.gif

Beta May 21: 291Bleeding and passed a huge tissue. Beta May 22: 57. Confirmed another early miscarriage sad.png

September 28: Surgery to remove a large septum and dr. V did an endo scratch. 2 months of hormone replacement.

**Looking to do a couple rounds of Lupron and then my next FET in January** Will confirm this during my next appointment

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#5 Binks

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:06 PM

NAC definitely helped with endo pain, my ND also suggested Omega 3 supplements to reduce inflammation.Which indeed helped alot with reducing the endo


Hailey Victoria: I see that you had stage IV Endo, did NAC help get rid of all the endo or did you have lap surgery? I had a lap surgery and diagnosed with stage IV endo as well. Trying to see what supplements can help, so that the endo doesn't come back

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